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Scripture-soaked and touching on the issues which most affect our lives today, A Godward Life is a passionate, moving, and articulate call for all believers to live t A Godward Life is the first of three devotional volumes by John Piper, each feature vignettes that focus on the radical difference it makes when we choose to live with God at the center of all that we do.
Scripture-soaked and touching on the issues which most affect our lives today, A Godward Life is a passionate, moving, and articulate call for all believers to live their lives in conscious and glad submission to the sovereignty and glory of God. Paperbackpages. Published October 5th by Multnomah Books first published August 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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See 1 question about A Godward Life…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 02, Brian rated it it was amazing Shelves: I confess that most devotional books are somewhat wimpy, but this one is not. In an economy of bu, Piper addresses johh biblical and social issues from a Scriptural worldview.
It is worth your time. Nov 22, Walt Walkowski rated it really liked it. One of the things I appreciate about John Piper is that he writes with the purpose of giving his readers joun meaty to chew on. There is rarely any fluff or anything extraneous. This book delivers for the most part. If I were johnn read it again, though, I would probably not use it as devotional material as I did this time since there are some entries that are not explicitly focused on scripture.
Jun 22, Leesgoodfood rated it it was amazing. Loved, loved, loved this! It ooh me a log time to go through it, as I savored each essay, waiting until I had time to think about it.
Granted, I didn’t adore hohn single one Excellent compliment to daily devotion In very short chapters, Piper sheds new light on familiar verses and takes obscure or difficult verses and makes them more clear. His devotion to the glory of God and to encouraging the reader to find full satisfaction in Jesus comes through on every page.
Four stars and not five because of the chapter on Lincoln. Another outstanding devotional from John Piper. There is no fluff here. Each short meditation provides plenty of meat to chew on. You will want to godwafd each selection slowly and ponder it throughout hodward day.
Feb 08, Sean Post rated it liked it. Vintage Piper but this didn’t capture me as distinct from his other writing. His message of Christian Hedonism is beautiful and needed. Foi bom voltar a reler este livro como devocional. May 22, Rosane rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, ipper here. Eu me refugiarei em Deus, em vez de me ofender por causa de lice problemas. Ficarei atento aos jovens e lhes falarei sobre o poder de Deus.
To us there are dark places in the puper. But who can say, in this brief vapor’s breath of life, what light might break upon the soul that looks, unwavering, and long enough at some dark spot, with prayer and pondering and hope that it may turn into a portal for the sun? It is the strong wood of the tree that keep “There is no doubt that ‘now we see through a glass darkly. It is the strong wood of the tree that keeps our lives from being blown over by the winds of adversity.
It is the rock that rises for us out of the flood of uncertainty and confusion.
It is the eye of the hurricane where we stand with God and look up into the blue sky of his mastery when everything is being destroyed. They are the hope of my future, the energy of my service, the center of my theology, the bond of my marriage, the best medicine in all my sickness, the remedy of all my discouragements.
And when I come to die whether soon or late these two truths will stand by my nohn and, with infinitely strong and infinitely tender hands, lift me up to God.
Feb 15, JPaul rated it it was amazing Shelves: I first read this in and devoured it chapters at a time. This go around, I began on January 1st, and read a joohn each day devotionally. Piper faithfully presents a view of pipfr big, glorious, awe inspiring God, deserving of our worship. Johb first time was in September Good reads doesn’t seem to recognize this as book two. Both book one and book two have cha I first read this in and devoured it chapters at a time.
Both book one and book two have chapters or approximately 4 months of piepr readings each. I started book one in January and 8 months later I’m finishing book 2. I wish there was a book 3 to finish out the year! I’ve enjoyed reading these each morning to help get my mind awakened and working before I open the scriptures.
A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life
Each reading proves helpful in pointing the mind and heart Godward, whetting the appetite for the feast to be found in God’s word. Dec 01, Shannon Cooper rated it liked it Shelves: I don’t often come across devotionals that contain “meat” of scripture, but I think there is quite a bit of meat in Piper’s book.
The chapters are short but not too short 2 to 3 pages rather than a half page like many devotionals. I personally don’t lofe for devotionals because of the lack of depth and explanation contained in most of them, but I think Piper did well in depth and explanation while keeping it short.
However, I still believe someone should still do some digging of their own in oiper I bh often come across devotionals that contain “meat” of scripture, but I think there is quite a bit of meat in Piper’s book. However, I still believe someone should still do some digging of their own in the scriptures to check certain subjects. There were a few chapters that I thought were a bit questionable and needed further explanation and scripture support, but I would still recommend checking it lige it if you are looking for a devotional book again I recommend digging deeper on some of the chapters.
Apr 17, Alisha Bennett rated it it was ok. I struggled between two and three stars for this book. For some reason I just didn’t connect with this book and felt that a great deal of it was redundant. While I did find some parts worth reading and re-reading – overall this book just provided too much of some things and not enough of others.
Piper’s heart is obviously in the right place and he may be a wonderful pastor, t I struggled between two and three stars for this book.
Piper’s heart is obviously in the right place and he may be a wonderful pastor, teacher and leader of his flock, but, for this reader – his writing fell short of my expectations. I can see that some people truly enjoyed this book which is wonderful; but I think I will stick to Lewis and Chesterton.
Jan 15, Susan rated it it was amazing. I am reading a chapter a day, so it’ll probably take me all year to finish. I like to savor each part slowly. Piper is like that, you have to read him mindfully to reap the benefits.
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This book is arranged in bite-sized nuggets perfectly sized to savor. Piper can take a verse I’ve read hundreds pjper times and make me see it and learn from it in a completely different way. His heart for God’s word and for teaching is amazing! Mar 17, Sue rated it liked it Shelves: This book contains devotional-type readings and commentary from John Piper, an American Baptist pastor. I found most of them somewhat interesting, but a bit dry on the whole. I read a couple a day for two months, but didn’t gain any new inspiration – I don’t even remember what most of them were about.
I didn’t disagree with anything he said, but didn’t think it particularly helpful as a devotional book. Perhaps three-and-a-half stars if I’m feeling generous. Mar 24, Dorrice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Have not read much of this book as yet but I already am sure I will give gdoward 5 stars. John Piper is an author whose books I would buy without giving it a second thought.
They are always outstanding. It is a series of short devotionals, in all, that I read as part of my morning devotions.